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Stop being led around by life and take control. The Sunday Stoic Podcast explores the application of ancient philosophy to modern life. Stoicism will help you to remember what is important in life, not to be affected by things you can't control, how to be mindful everyday and how to make life better for those around you.

Stop being led around by life and take control. The Sunday Stoic Podcast explores the application of ancient philosophy to modern life. Stoicism will help you to remember what is important in life, not to be affected by things you can't control, how to be mindful everyday and how to make life better for those around you.
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Stop being led around by life and take control. The Sunday Stoic Podcast explores the application of ancient philosophy to modern life. Stoicism will help you to remember what is important in life, not to be affected by things you can't control, how to be mindful everyday and how to make life better for those around you.

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124: Mind Your Business

5/19/2019
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In Book 3 of the Meditations Marcus Aurelius tells himself to stop trying to read the minds of others and to pay attention to his own mind, his own tasks in the here and now. support the show by going to www.patreon.com/sundaystoic

Duration:00:09:01

On The Rim

5/15/2019
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Duration:00:03:25

123: Mothers Day with Marcus Aurelius

5/12/2019
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Book one of the Meditations is all about gratitude. Today, I reflect on my gratitude for the women in my life who have helped to make me who I am. Check out the Arete planner at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/areteplanner/arete-planner-achieve-more-worry-less-live-excelle Support the show by going to www.patreon.com/sundaystoic

Duration:00:20:08

122: Epictetus: Pick Yourself Up and Start Again

5/5/2019
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As we try to become better people we will fail. It is inevitable. But we don't want to normalize failure. We don't want to fail again and again if it is preventable. Epictetus warns us that if we do not hone our disciple of aversion, we will be like a bad athlete who fails every time they enter the ring. Today's reading was done using the Stoic Reader App. Support the show by going to www.patreon.com/sundaystoic

Duration:00:17:53

121: Inconsistency

4/28/2019
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It is easier to judge others than to see our own faults. It is also easier to talk about philosophy than to live it. Epictetus calls his students out and questions their motivations in today's reading. Join the conversation on Discord! https://discord.gg/h7PAU4H Today's reading was from the Stoic Reading App https://f-droid.org/en/packages/app.reading.stoic.stoicreading/ Support the show by going to www.patreon.com/sundaystoic www.sundaystoicpodcast.com

Duration:00:21:14

120: Doing your Duty: Epictetus and the Anxious Father

4/21/2019
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Tinker, tailor, solider or spy, each of our roles has its own obligations. Part of Stoic wisdom is discovering those obligations and living up to them. This week Epictetus talks with an anxious father about his duties as a dad. Consider helping the show by donating at pateroncom/sundaystoic or make a one time donation on paypal (sundaystoic@gmail.com) If anyone is interested in chatting with other listeners or myself, join the Sunday Stoic on Discord https://discord.gg/h7PAU4H

Duration:00:18:29

119: Don't Sell Yourself Cheap

4/14/2019
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Today we begin reading from the Discourses of Epictetus. He tells us that we must use our power of reason to determine what is good and band in our individual lives. Epictetus won't tell us how to live, but he gives us to tools to figure it out for ourselves. This week I am using the Stoic Reader app. to find out more, go to https://f-droid.org/en/packages/app.reading.stoic.stoicreading/ To support the show please visit sundaystoicpodcast.com

Duration:00:41:49

118: PorchCast, The Golden Versus Of Pythagoras

4/7/2019
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This poem was read buy and quoted the Stoics. Have a listen or give it a read. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_golden_verses_of_Pythagoras

Duration:00:10:49

117: Obedience

4/7/2019
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Musonius Rufus answers the question "should we always obey our parents?" The answer is yes, but that doesn't mean you should always do what you are told! Read Musonius yourself at https://archive.org/details/MUSONIUSRUFUSSTOICFRAGMENTS

Duration:00:11:07

116: Don't Avoid Worthwhile Hardship

3/31/2019
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There are useless hardships (perusing fame and fortune) and useful hardships. Why are we so willing to pursue the useless at the cost of the useful?

Duration:00:07:42

115: Donald Robertson: How to Think Like A Roman Emperor

3/24/2019
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Donald Robertson joins the podcast this week to discuss his new book. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor. The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. We'll talk about Marcus's life and times, his studies of philosophy and what we can learn from him today. You can get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1250196620/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_Tp9KCbRY0NSRQ To see the video of this interview go to: https://youtu.be/aYLAVXWjMVU Support the show by donating on payapl (sundaystoic@gmail.com) or by...

Duration:00:55:51

114: Musonius Rufus; Training The Body and Soul

3/17/2019
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This week we discuss one of the fragments of Musonius Rufus. He teaches us that virtue must be practiced. And that practice must be varied, some techniques strengthen the body while others focus on the soul. https://dailystoic.com/gaius-musonius-rufus-the-roman-socrates/

Duration:00:17:57

113: Stoicism, Epictetus, and Martial Arts with Michael Tremblay

3/10/2019
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Michael Tremblay (https://tremblaymichael.com/) an athlete and a PhD student studying Epictetus. We discuss Epictetus's educational program, applications of Stoicism to modern life as well as modern critiques of Stoicism. Please help support the show by going to www.patreon.com/sundaystoic Visit my website www.sundaystoicpodcast.com

Duration:01:00:18

112: On the Happy LIfe

3/3/2019
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Seneca offers us a list of principles by which we might steer our lives. We will fail to live up to most of these, but progress is all we can hope for. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Of_a_Happy_Life/Book_XX Contact the show: sundaystoic@gmail.com (501) 503-3132 https://www.sundaystoicpodcast.com/. Support the show by donating on Paypal or by going to www.patreon.com/sundaystoic

Duration:00:12:34

111: Seneca's On the Shortness of Life

2/24/2019
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We can accomplish so much in our short lives, if we apply our time correctly. This week Seneca reminds us that we have enough time if we don't waste it! https://archive.org/stream/SenecaOnTheShortnessOfLife/Seneca+on+the+Shortness+of+Life_djvu.txt Thanks go out to David for reading this week's episode, check out his websites www.davidvernon.net www.stringybarkstories.net Support the show by going to www.patreon.com/sundaystoic

Duration:00:13:00

110: Anger

2/17/2019
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Anger turns us into our evil twins. We a born to serve each other, but anger makes us turn against one another instead. Seneca gives his advice on how to remove or at least attempt to control Anger. Reading: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Of_Anger/Book_I Please support the podcast by joining on Patreon www.patreon.com/sundaystoic You can also do a one time donation on paypal use the email address sundaystoic@gmail.com http://www.sundaystoicpodcast.com

Duration:00:29:00

109: The Inevitable

2/13/2019
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Seneca thinks that most convincing advice on death comes from those who are have nearly reached the end of their lives. We may survive a disaster or a soldier's sword, but even if we escape, old age will still get us.

Duration:00:07:52

108: Stoicism and Education with Kai Whiting

2/10/2019
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Kai Whiting joins the show to discuss a new paper that he and his colleagues have just put out: Education for the Sustainable Global Citizen: What Can We Learn from Stoic Philosophy and Freirean Environmental Pedagogies? Find out more at his website https://stoickai.com/

Duration:00:34:28

Another Trip Around The Sun

2/3/2019
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A reflection on my birthday about times past and time ahead.

Duration:00:07:53

107: Seneca's Consolation to Helvia

2/3/2019
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Today well begin to talk about the Late Stoa. This episode focuses on Seneca and we'll read one of his early works. A letter that he wrote to his mother while he was exiled to the island of Corsica. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Of_Consolation:_To_Helvia There are a few main pointers we can take from Seneca's letter 1.Always put things into perspective. When we face hard times we can remember past times where we struggled and prevailed, or look to examples from others. What is happening to...

Duration:00:34:09